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Breaffy farmer is cream of the crop

Fri, May 15, 2015

John Barrett collects his award at the Aurvivo Milk Quality Awards in Roscommon with Kevin Lane, Ornua CEO.

Breaffy farmer John Barrett is the cream of the crop when it comes to the quality of his milk.

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Free business advice clinic in Kiltimagh

Fri, May 15, 2015

A free business advice clinic, for anyone developing a business idea or growing their business, is taking place at the Cairn International Trade Centre Ltd in Kiltimagh on Tuesday June 2.

The clinic is being organised by Mayo Local Enterprise Office and IRD Kiltimagh Ltd.

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Bike Clinic launches new greenway bicycle hire

Fri, May 15, 2015

A section of the new Castlebar to Turlough greenway. Photo: Michael McLaughlin.

A Castlebar bike shop is launching a new bicycle rental service to cater for visitors and locals who want to experience the new eight-kilometre greenway linking the town to Turlough.

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Westport company wins ‘Best Family Run Business’ at SME Awards

Fri, May 08, 2015

The inaugural SME Awards took place in the Radisson Hotel in Little Island, Cork and the first winner on the night was a Mayo business celebrating its tenth anniversary.

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Sustainable Energy Authority chief visits Crossmolina

Fri, May 08, 2015

CEO of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Dr Brian Motherway visited Crossmolina recently and met with the Chair and members of Crossmolina Community Development Committee and other stakeholders in the Community to discuss the potential for Crossmolina to be funded as a Better Energy Community. The meeting was organised by Deputy Michelle Mulherin who said she was delighted that Dr Motherway accepted her invitation to come to Crossmolina for the meeting.

“The fortunes of Crossmolina have been very much tied with energy going back to the operation of the Bord Na Mona peat burning power station at Bellacorrick which provided much employment and spending power to the town. The Gussing Project which was previously mooted in 2010 to bring about modern energy projects for the town was ultimately shelved,” she said.

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Luxury revamp boosts employment at Ashford Castle

Fri, May 01, 2015

The sumptuous Connaught Room at Ashford Castle.

Some 300 people are now employed at iconic Ashford Castle in Cong, just four years after the former summer residence of the Guinness family went into receivership.

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Survey gives insight into Mayo industry

Fri, May 01, 2015

One in five Mayo businesses are at a start-up stage and 78 per cent of businesses in the county say they expect to grow over the next 12 months.

That is according to the findings of a wide ranging survey of the Mayo business community, carried out by Mayo County Council and the Local Enterprise Office at the end of last year.

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Westport included in new luxury rail experience

Fri, May 01, 2015

This is what the luxury cabins on the Grand Hibernian will look like.

The company launching Ireland’s first luxury rail experience has included Westport as a destination on its exclusive tour around Ireland.

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Mayo company launches pesticide protection kit for farmers

Fri, May 01, 2015

Westport company, Portwest, has launched a new pesticide handling kit for farmers, which it says is the first of its kind on the market.

According to the workwear and leisurewear company, a recent study in the US of some 19,000 farmers has revealed that those who work with pesticides are at a greater risk of developing neurological problems and other side effects.

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FF calling for minimum wage increase, says Deputy Calleary

Fri, May 01, 2015

Deputy Dara Calleary

Mayo Fianna Fáil deputy, Dara Calleary, who is the party’s spokesperson on jobs, enterprise and innovation, says his party is strongly advocating for a 6.4 per cent increase to the national minimum wage.

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Mayo hotelier attends launch of new Tourism Ireland strategy to boost tourism from Australia

Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Diane Butler and Niall Gibbons, both Tourism Ireland, with Paula Carroll, Ashford Castle, at the launch of Tourism Ireland’s new three-year strategy to boost tourism from Australia.

Australia offers significant potential for Irish tourism, according to a new Tourism Ireland strategy launched today – which was attended by tourism companies from around Ireland, including Ashford Castle.

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Western Development Commission leading new EU-funded project

Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Funding of €2m has just been announced for a new three-year project to support the creative industries sector in the Western Region. Creative Momentum will support and connect creative enterprises across the west of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. The €2m in funding has been secured from the EU’s Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Interreg programme.

The translational project will be led by the Western Development Commission (WDC), with NUI Galway also participating.

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